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Selkirkshire is a county in Scotland. It is next to Berwickshire, Peeblesshire and Midlothian. The whole of Selkirkshire is in the Scottish Borders council area. The shire is named after the town of Selkirk.


Selkirkshire's county town is the Royal Burgh of Selkirk.

Local government


Selkirkshire County Council, like all the County Councils in Scotland, was made in 1890. The Council met in Selkirk. Selkirkshire County Council was ended in 1975.

In 1975 a new Borders Region was made. Selkirkshire was made part of a district called Etterick and Lauderdale. Etterick and Lauderdale District Council was ended in 1996.

Selkirkshire is now all in the Scottish Borders Council Area.

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